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New Van Halen Album Rumors Continue

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David Lee Roth recently let slip that Van Halen is working on a follow-up to 2012's 'A Different Kind of Truth,' and although he cautioned fans they'd have to wait awhile, it sounds like the band is making real progress.

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Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos

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Guitar wunderkind Eddie Van Halen is undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the last 35 years. Beginning with Van Halen's 1978 debut, he virtually single-handedly re-invented the entire roc

Eddie Van Halen Recalls ‘1984’ Battles With Producer

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"Ted just didn't see eye to eye with the way I looked at things. That was my whole premise for building the studio."

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30 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘1984′

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When Van Halen’s sixth album, ‘1984,’ arrived in stores on Jan. 9, 1984, it felt like a much-needed respite in a year that had already started under the heavy vibes of George Orwell’s dystopian novel of the same name.

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30 Years Ago: Van Halen Debut ‘Jump’ Video

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By waiting until January 1984 to release their '1984' LP, Van Halen broke an impressive one-album-a-year streak that dated back to 1978 -- but they made up for it by picking up their first No. 1 single in the U.S. with the record's lead-off single, 'Jump.'

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Win an Eddie Van Halen Prize Pack!

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Who doesn’t love Eddie Van Halen? We certainly do, and that’s why Ultimate Classic Rock has teamed up with him to give one lucky winner this prize pack of EVH merchandise!

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David Lee Roth Offers Timetable for New Van Halen Album

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It was 14 years between Van Halen's last two albums (or even longer if you don't want to count the Gary Cherone debacle), but it seems like we won't have to wait nearly as long for new music from them again. In a new interview, David Lee Roth says that they could have something ready by the middle of 2015.

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31 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson on ‘Beat It’

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Eddie Van Halen didn't even get a mention on Michael Jackson's mega-smash album 'Thriller,' which celebrates it's 31 year anniversary today (Nov. 30), despite having a heavy hand in the success of the third radio single. The guitarist says he did the solo on 'Beat It' for free -- and even wound up re-arranging the song while Jackson was out of the room.

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Van Halen Logo Inspires World Peace on ‘South Park’

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Van Halen's much-anticipated 2012 tour with original singer David Lee Roth didn't exactly go off as planned, with a ton of dates eventually being scrapped. But that didn't stop them from making an animated appearance on last night's episode of 'South Park.'

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Michael Anthony Takes the High Road, Praises Wolfgang Van Halen

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It's been great having Van Halen back in action with David Lee Roth in recent years, but the dark cloud hanging over their reunion has been the absence of original bassist Michael Anthony, who was exiled in favor of Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Don't expect to hear any sour grapes from Anthony, though.

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